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E-Cigarettes
E-Cigarettes

Popularity of E-cigarettes Spurs Need for Amended Anti-Smoking Campaigns

By On May 2, 2014

The FDA recently released its proposed regulations for the electronic cigarette industry. The proposed regulations will make it illegal to sell the devices to anyone younger than the age of 18, health… Read More

Tanning
Skin Cancer

Tanning, Skin Cancer Risk, and Prevention

By On April 2, 2014

Winter is FINALLY over (for most of us), and what better way to treat that pasty skin than with a trip to the tanning salon, or knowing what we know about tanning,… Read More

Nutrition Labels
Nutrition Facts Label

FDA Proposing Major Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label: Here’s What You Should Know

By On March 26, 2014

One of the first steps to eating healthier is knowing what is in the food you’re eating. The first place you look for this information is the nutrition label on the packaging.… Read More

Childhood Cancer
Childhood Cancer

Why We’re Scared of Cancer and Why We Should Face it Anyway

By On March 21, 2014

Every 4 minutes, somewhere in the world a family will be told that their child has cancer. In the United States alone, around 10,000 to 13,000 children will be newly diagnosed with… Read More

Quit Smoking
Kicks Butts Day

Kick Butts Day 2014: We Keep Telling Kids Not to Smoke. Why Aren’t They Listening?

By On March 19, 2014

Smoking is bad. Anyone younger than the age of 35 has had this message hammered into their head since elementary school. You shouldn’t smoke, they say. Smoking causes cancer and a host… Read More

Patient Safety Alarms
Patient Safety Week

Sounding the Alarm on a Significant Patient Safety Concern

By On March 5, 2014

Alarm fatigue occurs when medical staff becomes desensitized to the alarms they hear all day. It’s not an overestimation to say that hospital staff can be exposed to hundreds of alarms during… Read More